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Dr George Tantchev

Total Percussion Competition 2022


 On the occasion of our 20th anniversary, we at Tantchev Publishing are happy to announce our first Total Percussion Competition will commence in January of 2022 and will go on a monthly basis. Percussionists from all over the world, regardless of age, are invited to submit their best video performance of a composition chosen from our catalogue every month. 


 The objective is to show proficiency in all major areas of percussion art i.e. Two & Four Mallets, Snare Drum, Drum Set, Timpani & Multi Percussion.


The required pieces will be announced at the end of each month.


Participants will then have eight weeks to prepare and submit each particular piece in a video link to:


There is no fee for entering the competition.  

  • 1st place - $100

  • 2nd place - $50

  • 3rd places - 2 @ $25


Video & sound editing is allowed. The jury will be looking for a polished audio/visual performance showcasing musicality, virtuosity and connection with the audience. Memorizing the pieces is strongly recommended. All compositions are available to purchase on Please, check back here for updates. 

The first round piece is "Folk Ballade" a four mallet solo vibraphone piece, winner of the special prize of the Union of the Bulgarian Composers.Deadline for submission is March 1st, 2022. 


Round 4 - Breakfast - intermediate difficult duo for Snare Drum & Piano

Deadline for submission: June 1st, 2022


Round 3 - Drum Set Solo in 7/8, Rachenitza

The solo can be found at the end of the Rachenitza chapter in Bulgarian Rhythms for Drum Set, Volume I or in 

Four Solos in Bulgarian Rhythms for Drum Set edition.

Deadline for submission is May 1st, 2022


Round 2 - "Tornado F6"

A snare drum solo for Intermediate/Advanced percussionists.

Deadline for submitting a video is April 1st, 2022.


Round 1 - "Folk Ballade"

A four mallet solo vibraphone piece, winner of the special prize of the Union of the Bulgarian Composers.


Deadline for submission is March 1st, 2022. 

Competition Winners

A selected by jury members

  • Antonin Brjechka - Bulgaria

  • Radosvet Kukudov - Bulgaria

  • Wessela Kostova Giesecke - Germany

  • Boris Dinev - Luxembourg

  • Errol Rackipov - USA

  • Chris Tantchev - Australia

  • Iskra Palieva - Bulgaria

  • Maria Palieva - Bulgaria

  • Sylvie Zakarian - USA

  • Boyan Tantchev - USA

  • George C. Tantchev - USA

  • Dilqna Slaveikiva Shopova - Bulgaria

  • Snejina Hristova - Bulgaria

  • Alex Tzvetkov - Bulgaria

  • Stoyan Pavlov - Bulgaria

  • Maia Tosheva - Bulgaria

  • Marina Mindova - Bulgaria

  • Kiril Petrov - Bulgaria

  • George Malakov - Bulgaria

Round 1 - "Folk Ballade"

First Place
Second Place

Round 2 - "Tornado F6"

First Place
Second Place
Third Place

Child's Play (also known as Bulgarian Dance) for Solo Marimba

Deadline to submit a video: October 1st 2022.

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